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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 30, 2010 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Speaking of The Kinks - totally non-Dead

Which we did, kind of recently, so I know there are some fellow Kinks heads lurking here, this is pretty weird:

http://www.filmbuffonline.com/FBOLNewsreel/wordpress/2009/08/17/bobcat-goldthwait-to-direct-musical-based-on-kinks-album/

Bobcat's a Kinks fan - okay, that makes sense - but Schoolboys as a musical, I'm just not so sure. I might have gone with Soap Opera myself, or maybe its themes are just too dated and done-to-death, but why not Arthur? It started its life as a dramatic piece that was never completed, and it even has one of their mega-hits on it (Shangri-La), something Schoolboys does not have. And while this seems like a blatant attempt to cash in on the whole high school musical thing, between Bobcat and Ray let's hope it will be a good deal more twisted than that.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 30, 2010 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Speaking of The Kinks - totally non-Dead

PS well, oops, I also failed to notice that this piece of news is almost a year old! I don't know wny it showed up on my news homepage this morning, but the project is probably dead by now. Never mind!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 30, 2010 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Speaking of The Kinks - totally non-Dead

Maybe not a dead project- and I love that album. Bought the cassette at a thrift in high school and still play it occasionally. I saw them a bunch during the Low Budget/Give the People What They Want era (hey, late to the party but still there - like the Vince years?)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 30, 2010 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Speaking of The Kinks - totally non-Dead

That's when I saw them, too - Misfits and then Low Budget, though Schoolboys was the first Kinks album I owned. They were a terrific arena band for a while there, but I wish I could have seen them on some of the more theatrical early 70's tours.

You guys were talking about great live albums on here last week, and I almost mentioned "One For The Road" but I know I only love that album because I was at one of the shows (Providence). There is some really good video from that show included with the bonus footage on the DVD of Ray's Return To Waterloo "movie."

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 30, 2010 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Speaking of The Kinks - totally non-Dead

I always thought the "One for the Road" , a little too pumped up . "20th Century Man" is one of my favorite Kinks songs , and the cut the emotional peak of the song ( the " I was born in a welfare state " part ) out , to make it more a rocker .
At least they were making some money then ( wasn't always the case ).
A friend played me a download ( torrent ) of a live show from 69, It was great, they actually jam out some of the songs !
If Bobcat is going to a Kinks musical he should do 'Percy"...( look it up ).

I have confess I like "Shakes The Clown" .

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 30, 2010 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Speaking of The Kinks - totally non-Dead

Yeah, like I said "I Know I only love that album because I was at one of the shows ..." and I'm familiar with Percy, thanks